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charles wells to look back at the 2000 election result in florida and we'll discuss the history of close presidential elections with presidential historian richard norton smith p. -- smith. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] >> from this location of fairfax high school in fairfax, pretty busy so far. closed at 7:00. florida closing at 8:00 tonight. ohio also closing later after that. the first tally of votes coming in from dixville knocks, new hampshire. -- knox, new hampshire. by the way, c-span's coverage of election day 2012 starts at 8:00 this evening with the interactive result on the house and governor's races. you can see a real-time display of the balance of powers. live video from both the obama and romney headquarters. plus, you can get reaction as well. again, join us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into c-span.org for more information and other informatio
and we are still waiting on an official number from florida. it is obvious the state has not fixed its voting problems. as i'm sure you remember, it was florida 12 years ago causing the legal disaster between vice president al gore and president george bush. the difference this time, no one cares as much. president obama's victory was well secured without florida's 29 electoral votes. but for florida natives this is frustrating and all too familiar. the state's whole voting system is plagued by bad management and dysfunction. it is usually elected officials running the voting process rather than nonpartisan professionals to. make this system more efficient what florida needs now is better access to polling places and more absentee and early voting. >>> it's also affecting the congressional race. g.o.p. representative allen west is now demanding a recount. the election there is still too close to call. west is down just 3,000 votes against his democratic opponent patrick murphy. west is blaming a county supervisor for r
, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. some of the exit polling looks good, some does not, with what people think of health care and the role of government. people ask me, who should i vote for? what will they do? i have no clue. none of the candidates talked about what they'll do. it goes with what john wrote, about how small the campaign is in what is a huge moment. when you think of what is happening with our debt. trillion-dollar defic
house he sees his path to election. new hampshire to florida to ohio to colorado. wisconsin to iowa to ohio. that's three ohio. >> hello, ohio. >> reporter: if he wins here, iowa and wisconsin, it's game over. but the polls are increasingly tight. and 55% of the public still thinks the nation is on the wrong track. >> stand tall, mr. president. god is with you. we are with you. >> reporter: he can use that help. the president's doing what he can to rev up his strongest supporters from 2008, with similar themes. >> the last four years, the status quo in washington, they fought us every step of the way. what they're counting on now, is you're going to be so tired of all the dysfunction, that you'll just give up. just walk away. >> reporter: he's making direct appeals, as well, on b.e.t., an ad with jay-z. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> reporter: in florida, a spanish-language ad. on monday, he will do three events with bruce springsteen. and, bianna, i want to tell you about this lineup tomorrow. concord, new hampshire, with bill clinton. hollywood, florida, w
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, florida. 80-year-old, 80, 80-year-old charles johnson. >> how old? >> asked for proof of his age, the policy at hooters. he didn't have any proof. >> i couldn't figure out why they wanted to id me. i haven't been ided since i was 35 years old. >> how old are you now? >> 80 years old. >> skjohnson asked for the manar and was told the policy is just that. the policy. he marched out. now johnson said he is never going back to hooters ever again. take that, hooters. >> oh, come on, man, you earned a beer. come on. come on. no matter what the age though, men always love hooters. the moral of the story. >> i just love wings. >> indeed, the wings. >> i knew what you were talking about. coming up a visit to twi-hard camp. >> what is driving hundreds of twilight saga fans to set up tents in downtown l.a.? we will take a look right after this. ♪ so where in the world >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power and free. ll and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach.
think by this hour while they're still counting votes in florida and made for the next week -- there is an even greener light. we know.what the president was reelected and democrats picked up seats in the senate which is contrary to what anybody in washington i think thought even as late as today. the house is going to stay roughly the same. absent breaking news, i bring you know prescind returns from florida. i would like to spend more time on why this has happened and what it means for us going forward. i share the admiration all around 4 president obama's campaign team. they were technically close to perfect in the first responsibility of a campaign team, that is to identify and turn out voters. the planned it and executed it, and it every step of the way, they knew what votes they needed and went out and got them. they began before election day thinking favorable votes in states where they had put people on the ground to produce. take ileus appear -- technically a superb operation. perhaps some people will think by the fourth or fifth visit -- it did work. the point i wa
here when you hear a storm is in the gulf, it may hit florida, texas, new orleans, you have a deeper appreciation for what that could potentially mean. it sensitizes everybody to what these kind of storms can do. so, congratulations to the folks, sending up the truck, and we are all in this together. that's the message. >> no longer sympathy. it is empathy. >>> well, when we come back, a serious health scare for brooke burke shah vai. >> and "the skinny." we'll be right back af ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >>> welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with >>> welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with news about brooke burke. you may know her as co-host of our big hit "dancing with the stars." apparently she is battling thyroid cancer and announced through a personal youtube video, battling the disease, she is okay, never felt better. said a few months to get her head around this thing and set up surgery for the next few weeks. take a listen to the video. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a thyroidectomy, which means i'm going have a nice bi
that transition. host: william is in florida on the line for those that are long-term unemployed. caller: good morning. i've been unemployed since 2008 . i had a front-row seat for the housing bubble. i was in a position to make a lot of money on new construction. i had a painting company and was invested in new equipment. all the sudden, the "for kept coming off the house is. you have to adjust your thinking. i am a freelance artist and a free-lance writer. "there is no such thing as a bad experience for writers, only good experience." you have to take stuff to the pawnshops and borrow money from relatives. this is still in plan for opportunity. for a lot of us, it gets to be a war on the poor. there is job training. how do you sustain yourself? people give up looking for jobs. you just don't have one. the unemployment rate is higher than what the official numbers are saying. guest: he is absolutely right. the unemployment rate if you take into account the people working part-time hours and the people who have had to look for work but have dropped out of the labor market and even people who h
to sweep the whole east coast, doesn't he, at the beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> yeah, he's got to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean really to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it's going to tell us if this night ended early for mitt romney or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> that's right, but if he wins, he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he is just five votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. it is, he's in a very narrow path to the electoral college victory. and exactly as you laid it out. it's as if he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign in order to win tonight. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >> all right, gentlemen. >>> and
last week's presidential election. yesterday, florida, which was the final state to have a win declared, went to president obama. here's how the final electoral map looks with florida's 29 electoral votes, the president raises his total to $332 to mitt romney's 206. the president defeated romney by about 74,000 votes in florida. unlike some elections past, this time florida was not the state that determined which candidate won. some say the reason it took so long for florida to count the votes was because there just wasn't enough time for early voting. >> took almost a week. pretty long time. >> they run on their own time out there. their own clock. >> you would know. >>> the time right now is 6:07. coming up, two powerful earthquakes, including one felt in parts of virginia this weekend. >>> construction project on a bridge that could impact your drive. >>> and enjoy the warm weather while it >>> check out this snowfall in utah. several drivers got stuck in the snow. they had to call a tow truck for help. drivers had to use chains on their tires or use their four wheel drive to get thr
florida rallies. instead the former massachusetts governor emphasized the need for unity amid the national emergency. >> we come together in times like this, and we want to make sure that they have a speedy and quick recovery from their financial and in many cases personal loss. now, people coming together is what's also going to happen, i believe, on november 7th. >> so, i mean, i actually -- i don't know how much it would hurt to go further and say that the president's doing a good job. this is sort of like a foreign policy crisis where you don't step in it, and you actually maybe even step aside. i think that could be a sign of leadership as well. but he's certainly not hurting himself by going out there and awkwardly campaigning as if nothing was going on. >> i think that's right, katty. i think mitt romney did the only thing he could do which was to sort of lay low, let the president be the president of the united states for a couple days, a grace period, i guess, and the president will be back on the campaign trail today. mitt romney back out there yesterday. mitt romney didn't even
. >> take a look at this amateur video out of a cops arresting a woman at a florida wal-mart. police say the woman tried to bypass long checkout lines. cops say when she was confronted she refused to get back in line and started throwing her merchandise. >> this cell phone video shows the chaos at a wal-mart in georgia. complete bedlam as people shoved and pushed trying to get some on sale items. listen. oh,. >> imagine going in there and just buying socks? what's going on today. some women. you should have seen them in victoria's secret just going in to buy bras. listen. >> this is tulsa. i used to live in tulsa. >> oh my god. >> there was a human stampede victoria's secret in tulsa. captures hundreds of people rushing in as soon as the gates were open. luckily reports say that no one was injured. hard to believe. >> what was the deal there. >> deep discounts on bras. didn't you know? we did see 50 percent off sign yesterday at the store. >> with all that craziness, venturing to the stores on black friday can be survival of the fittest. the challenge can be especially tough if you are a
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carron to jones, alabama wins 49-0. s.e.c. scores, florida, also stepping outside of conference play, they blank jacksonville state and georgia dole same thing, beat jourg southern. this evening's developments good for fans in athens. texas a&m's johnny manziel maybe now the heisman front runner and collin klein and kansas state goes down. manziel and aggies shut out fcs member sam hewitten member. fourth game this season for manziel with at least e touchdown passes and at least two rushing touchdowns. aggies roll. ucla snapping a five-game losing streak to usc dpa in l.a. jonathan franklin, 29-yard touchdown. bruins go on to win 38-28. afterwards trojan a.d. pat hayden saying lane kiffin will definitely be back as head coach. we'll be back next week. see you then. alright, if you're thinkin about gettin' a new truck, you're probably thinkin' torque to go with it... wele 'cuz unless you'r usin' your truck to deliver pizza's ... you ain't gettin' anything done without it. torque is power. it pulls trailers. hauls dirt. drags boulders. torque is what gets the cap off your beer. and only the ford f
.d.s and shortening for early voting and all of that. now in florida we find out what it was really all about. >> shocking. you find out florida officials -- you have charlie crist, another florida official and two other current members of the g.o.p. anonymously telling the post, collaborating the story what we've known for quite some time that the purpose of narrowing the early vote, of making it difficult to register, of having those long, long, long lines by narrowing the hours you have to vote was to make sure that democratic voters, minority voters, young people, college students, that obama voting block, that they don't turn out and vote. that was the express purpose of those laws. that's why when rick scott the governor, when he came into office, it was the first thing he did. remember those -- that was the goal of suppressing the vote and thankfully they failed. new effort in some states but in florida, that failed. it went for obama. we gotta be vigilant because every two years, there is another opportunity for them to nar
kelly from florida. >> no. >> bill: and he has released -- ready for this? 20 to 30,000 pages of inappropriate e-mails that he had with this woman jill kelley, from tampa. what the hell's going on? have you ever sent 20,000 pages of e-mails in your life? >> no. i can't even imagine going through 20,000 pages of e-mail. let alone releasing them to the world. and fox -- >> bill: fox news is saying 30,000. they're taking the upper -- >> it will 150,000. >> bill: he's supposed to be running the war in afghanistan. >> the time -- really, he hasn't willing to -- he spent the last two months going through e-mails. assuming he has a staff of attorneys that have done that. >> bill: so it does make you wonder what the hell these guys are doing and how they have time for this. we don't know that they were having an affair, you know. we also don't think petraeus of having an affair with jill kelly. maybe she wanted to. maybe he wanted to but paula broadwell thought something was cooking up there. now the time she's
electoral votes to 206 for romney. florida is still too close to call. as predicted, the popular vote is much closer. about 50% of americans voted for the president, while 48% chose romney. we have complete election coverage this morning, beginning with nancy cordes in chicago. she covered president obama's victory speech, which was just a few hours ago. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, norah and charlie. well, in the end, this race wound up just about exactly where the obama campaign had predicted it would, with the president sweeping almost every battleground state. today he returns to washington to begin the hard work of repairing frayed relationships with the other side after a bitter, sometimes petty campa n campaign. it was well after midnight when the president, vice president and their families hugged and waved to supporters from the stage at mccormick place after president obama declared victory. >> tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. >> this is a
giving a shout out. florida. i missed them last time. don't want to leave florida out this time. if you take a look over here, the parade, carol, has just now gotten under way. you can see the north carolina marching band marching their way toward us. behind the florida marching band -- north carolina marching band. a new edition to this year's parade, hello kitty in her biplane. happy thanksgiving. >> hey! >> reporter: we'll be out here all morning. >> hello kitty in her biplane? >> yeah, take a look. there she is. hello kitty, making her way in her biplane with these gorgeous young ladies here from north carolina, marching down. it's a lot of fun, you know. >> all i can say is it's a blessing that the weather is warm with those outfits. jason carroll, we'll get back to you. have fun. i love his reports from the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >>> they risked their lives defending our freedoms. now one organization is doing its part to make sure our troops have a very happy thanksgiving. >>> hi, i'm second lieutenant rachel gruber with alpha company 3tsb. i would like to say hi to my m
. romney by 58% to 40% in florida, 87% to 10% in colorado, at 80% to 17% in nevada, and 60% to 31% in virginia. we will go to one of the swing state in this election now. -- a swing states in this election now. caller: i love the statement that he made about self deportation. absolutely right. that is basically what the gop party is doing, not just to latinos, but everyone else. it is basically 47%. one of the things i would like to mention -- i wrote this over 20 years ago -- we had 36 men in mexico who controlled 54% of .exico's gross national product how much can they need to buy? i am sick and tired of the 36 men in mexico -- the number of men in the united states, canada, central america, south america, europe and asia, etc., whose lust for more greed and power is destroying the e ntire planet for man and beast. that bothers me. i feel that they spend their lives living off a bus. as long as we obey their roles, everything is ok. -- off of us. as long as we obey their rules, everything is ok. guest: i think that oftentimes, the process that is taken in -- to having a greater
to be the case here in the petraeus -- so are any of us safe? charles in tampa florida. what do you say? good morning. >> caller: good morning, sir. i would like to say i'm fine with what the fbi agent did. it shows that -- it is a nonissue. >> bill: i give cantor credit. he didn't try to make a big political deal out of this. he went right to robert mueller and said i just want to be sure you know what's going on here. right? the head of the fbi. but why would this fbi agent -- that doesn't follow protocol. seems to me he broke protocol. why would he go to a republican member of congress and blow the whistle here? >> was he with the intelligence community? >> bill: no. i know that answer. >> caller: i don't understand why he would do that. >> bill: your second point. >> caller: other than that i think the media is driving this thing. we've got bigger problems than having two generals corresponding or doing whatever they are with a woman. i think we have bigger problems than two generals, sir. >> bill: charles, i
, to a deadly boat accident that happened just off the coast of florida. a woman is dead and several more were hurt after a boat capsized near pompano beach, florida. the group was back from a thanksgiving diving trip. and bazi kanani has the story. >> reporter: witnesses say the wave came out of nowhere. >> it was windy. there were waves rolling in. >> reporter: the force, apparently so intense, water went over the 45-foot catamaran, tossing the 21 divers and 2 crew members onboard into the ocean. >> chaos. people just in the water and stuff. it's like unbelievable. >> reporter: and rolling the massive boat upside down. >> the wave caught it from behind and it flipped, as he was coming in the harbor. >> reporter: investigators say one woman was killed after she was trapped beneath the capsized boat. other passengers, many with injuries, climbed out of the water and on to the overturned hull. >> we started to do a headcount on everybody. and they were missing one. >> reporter: as beachgoers called 911, nearby boaters raced towards the accident, pulling people on to wave runners and into rescue
. johnson visited the kennedy compound at hyannisport. we visited the kennedys in florida. i do think after the assassination, mrs. johnson made it a priority to ensure that the kennedy children had a chance to finish their schooling in the white house, to leave on their schedule from the white house. and to certainly finish mrs. kennedy's effort to furnish and equip the white house with art and antiques as she had done such a magnificent job of doing. this was a great recording for jacqueline kennedy. mrs. johnson think we carry that out. but they were too very different types of women, and this is johnson was much more actively involved in her husband's political career and jacqueline kennedy was. from the very beginning, really. >> this is also a wonderful story. someone was commiserating with the story, they were commiserating with ladybird after the assassination, saying, oh, you poor thing, and follow jackie kennedy as first lady. ladybird was just aghast at this. she said, oh, how can you possibly pity me? please, pity her, she doesn't have her husband. i still have mine. >> there is
campaign stops include a hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. >>> and president obama and republican mitt romney making final push for votes two days before the election for polls show the campaigns are running neck and neck nationally and the margins in most battleground state are in single digits. the president hit for swing states yesterday. instead he kept his promises he made four years ago. >> all have on deck for the presidential campaign. both candidates, causes, and their running mates have been crisscrossing swing states this weekend. in the meantime, california has reached an all-time high of more than 18 million registered voters. state republicans are celebrating. their numbers have reached an all-time low when it comes to percentages. we turn to the experts to see what is behind these claims. >> reporter: the percentage of californians hitting a new low. republicans make up 29.3 percent of the electorate compared with 31.4 percent in 2008. democrats make a 43.7 percent, only a slight decline. >> what it means is that more people in california are registering to claim a
the ap wire right now, we now know who won florida in the presidential election. we'll tell you about it, coming up in a bit. >> plus, there is a new type of therapy for bay area veterans. [ cheers & applause ] >> how dolphins are helping vets cope with the stress of combat. >> mostly clear, cool weather in store for your saturday afternoon. we'll have a look at what you can expect coming up. . >>> we're following breaking news just into our newsroom. the ap is now reporting that president obama has won the state of florida, topping mitt romney's final electoral vote to a tally, on your screen, 332 to 206. the president won by a margin of 74,000 votes in florida. >>> well, chrysler has announced it's recalling nearly 920,000 suvs, after concerns that air bags could inflate while people are driving. the recall affects 2002 through 2004 jeep grand cherokee and '02 and '03 liberties. investigators say last year, air bags randomly went off 215 times, causing about 80 minor injuries. chrysler plans to install an electrical filter for free to fix the problem. >>> well, it was a new type of the
bigger. florida now in the president's column by a nose. state officials say the president took 50% of the vote compared to 49% from mitt romney. the results mean the president took eight out of nine swing states, losing only north carolina. the final electoral college results now read president obama 332, romney 206. nationwide some votes are still being counted but it's clear americans chose president obama to serve a second term. voters also allowed republicans to retain control of the house. so the debate over raising taxes and cutting programs to reduce the deficit continues. with the year-end that's correct time bomb ticking away. both parties face a year end deadline when temporary tax cuts intended to rejuvenate the economy expire. president obama is asking the wealthiest americans to pay more in taxes to help cut the taxes. republicans say raising taxes on business owners would only eliminate more jobs. >> what has been the missing ingredient in congress to date has been the revenue. and to make sure that it is fairly distributed and the wealthy pay their fair share. that
. >>> here is a look at your friday weather. few showers possible in the mid-atlantic and south florida. east coast, pleasant conditions. rain along the california coastline. >> it is 10 degrees warmer than usual in colorado springs. minneapolis is right where it should be in the nidiaye mid-40s. honolulu and miami, get jealous in the mid 80s. >>> an amazing soccer goal if we are showing it to you here on "world news now". it happened wednesday night in an exhibition match, between sweden/england. >> this is so awesome. keep your eye on the screen. this is crazy. wait for it. boom. that was when sweden's lay on the u layton ibrahimovic pulled off what is being called the greatest goal ever scored. pulled off his overhead kick from 25 yards way from the goal. coming again. then in true soccer celebration style, of course, pulled off the jersey, we guess he just wanted to show off the major ink he has on his back. >> wait for it. i didn't get to see the ink on his back. can we play the video again? >> you have privacy in your office, you will be able to look at it though. is that that was incre
here early. >> reporter: complete with plans for thanksgiving dinner in line here in florida. >> thanksgiving, mom comes out with the china and the plates. >> reporter: almost half of all americans are expected to shop over black friday weekend. but will sheer numbers deliver the big payday retailers are banking on. the wealthiest are expected to spend 3% less this holiday season. add to that a holiday walkout planned by some walmart workers that could cramp sales. >> we just demand the respect. >> reporter: experts say the high stakes make shoppers the big winners. >> it's really become an arms race. >> reporter: how good will deals be? we hit a best buy to find out. we found $400 flat screens that will be going on sale for $180. you'll find a $500 savings on this nikon. and samsung laptops like these which are normally 550 bucks will be $200 cheaper midnight thursday. walmart will sell flat screens for $78, sears for $97. and target has pledged to match amaz amazon's prices. a tip to shoppers who want to get a jump start, many stores are offering deep discounts that will ge
. the chinese like california, latin americans, florida, mexican buyers prefer texas. americans bought $82 billion in u.s. homes last year. 7 billion from the chinese who now rank number two just behind canadians in real estate investments. california to new york, the chinese are paying cash for high end multi million dollar homes with special kitchens, in-law suites and koi ponds. >> it's been fantastic for the u.s. housing market because we have not suffered as other communities have. in fact, our property values increased. >> 40% of the chinese buy homes as an investment. sometimes two or three at a time in foreclosure states like nevada and arizona. they're not your typical chinese who earn less than $5,000 a year. they're businessmen and communist party leaders. some looking for a high return. others a part-time residence and a stable future for their family. >> it's a sign of their status, you know. you can show off your friends or family that i can buy something overseas. but everybody can -- not everybody can do it. >> the chinese also get more bang for their buck here. $2 million
, from florida to california. >> this year seeing people line up, i am astonished, never seen that in my years in retail. >> reporter: history making in part, because some major retailers like walmart, toys r us, target and sears kickoff their doorbuster deals before thanksgiving leftovers get a chance to cool down. >> retailers are opening doors earlier, they want to get that customer in, take away market share from retailers like amazon. >> reporter: online retailers are planning their own black friday deals, hoping americans prefer to point and click to a bargain. some companies do a little of both. >> they're hoping if you walk into the store to pick up another item you bought online, you go in and pick up a couple more items. >> reporter: in all, 147 million americans will take advantage of black friday weekend sales. 4% more than last year. while some say the focus on christmas shopping takes away from thanksgiving's true meaning, these hardcore shoppers say there's no better way to celebrate. >> we do it as a family, it is kind of like oh, we're not going to spend thanksgiving awa
, and then goal. choreographed. or in florida, putt, putt, putt, putt, putt, in the hole, in the hole, in the hole, that's a world record. there we go, guys. play ball, the best soccer goal. the long bicycle kick in sweden. how about this one. >> amazing. >> wow. >> best football play. can you do this, watch the quarterback, a bounce pass and he takes it and throws it for a touchdown at westminster academy in florida. if it's a backwards. our oops of the mount. yao ming on the links, maybe not. >> in brazil, gets the rebound. he's wide open, once, twice, three, and you know what? all four shots were on the wrong basket. there you go. >> hey you go. in north carolina, they blocked the winning field goal, the high school goes nuts and celebrates, and while they are celebratie i the kicking team picks it up and runs it in for a football. another case of premature exhilaration. >> and in brazil, how to stop the offense. have the trainer run on the field and kick the ball away. next time you parachute into a soccer game in ecuador, try not to hit any of the players. >> and in new jersey, junior hockey,
? the vice president was in florida, campaigning for president obama when he got on a cell phone to talk to a romney supporter and talked about the possibility. listen. >> i just wanted to say hi and after it's all over, when your insurance rates come down, then you'll vote for me in 2016. >> you'll vote for me in 2016. joe biden, ladies and gentlemen. >> apparently he has announced. >> there you go. >> is he running in 2016. >> he has been saying that for years. nobody take it is seriously. >> no joke. >>> still ahead on "starting point," faith, family and the presidential election. both campaigns are trying to in the time battlegrounds. with a deadline. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. this is awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is, business pro. yes, it is. go national. go like a pro. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 you know, the one that's been lying around. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 rollover your old 401(k) to a schwab ira, and we'll help
. victor blackwell, thank you very much. >>> partial recount in the hotly contested race for florida's district 18 congressional seat narrows the gap between republican congressman alan west and democrat patrick murphy slightly. but it's not enough to trigger an automatic recount. democrat murphy is still ahead by a margin of more than a half percent. west's campaign manager is vowing to take legal action. >> like what? what legal action can he take? if it doesn't trigger a recount you don't have to count it, right? >> maybe it's so law -- >> isn't there a law that 0.5% is enough? >> exactly. no recount unless it drops below that. interesting. we've also got some big news coming out of syria. opposition groups have formally agreed to unite. they're now the syrian national coalition for opposition and revolutionary forces. the move allows for more international diplomatic recognition. more funding. and better military aid. now the group's stated goal is to crack down on president bashar al assad's government, and only accept a new government. >>> listen to this, democratic senator chu
in jacksonville, florida, have finally cleaned up what you see here. they say, that a woman, furious at her husband's divorce, spray painted the new $350 million courthouse with broken hearts and other messages on the columns and sidewalks. she is being charged with criminal mischief. i just want to say, it's sad. i do hope that everybody here finds a way to have some sort of happy ending. it's just not something you want to see. not at all. >> couldn't agree more. >>> how about "pop news"? >> how about it? >> hey! >> happy tuesday, everybody. and to you out there. we begin with the latest supermodel sensation. move over cindy crawford. we want you to meet gorgeous grandpa. oh, yeah. check him out. gorgeous grandpa. that's a man, baby. that is the grandfather of a young fashion designer. she needed pictures for her online fashion business. she used her grandfather out of desperation because she couldn't find a model. and guess what. the 72-year-old's pictures, with his chic hair cut and slender frame went wildly viral around the world. i mean, like chanel is banging on his door now. he is t
, florida, on the democratic line. go ahead. caller: i want to speak on the fiscal cliff. who controls the fiscal cliff? is it congress? host: there are ongoing negotiations over the various fiscal policies that need to be changed between congress and the white house, burt congress makes -- but congress is the one who makes the laws. caller: president obama could not put anything in there before his term going out. i have been following this for years. usually the incoming president has bills that the previous president left. on this president's way out, congress would not let him put any deals in. they put enough in there to finish his term. host: the president has been reelected and will be back in next year. but i appreciate the call. i want to point to an obituary in the new york times today on the death of warren redmon. he dies at age 82. the sometimes combative centrist republican senator from new hampshire. you will be seeing those obituaries in several papers today. coming up next, a top supreme court reporter david savage will join us to talk about some of that the-profile ca
panhandle and eastern coast of florida. >> 77 in miami. 67 in atlanta. 54 in new york. mostly 60s in the midwest and great plains. phoenix gets up to 81. >>> we turn overseas now to the crisis in the middle east. gaza came under heavy fire overnight. with at least 30 air strikes hitting offices, banks, and an empty villa. secretary of state hillary clinton continues her hi high-stakes diplomacy, meeting with the palestinian leader and the president of egypt as well. yesterday hillary clinton met with israeli president benjamin netanyahu. >> if there is a possibility of achieving a long-term solution to this problem through diplomatic means, we prefer that. if not, i am sure you understand israel will have to take whatever action is necessary to defend its people. >> strong words once again from israel. clinton has indicated it could take some time to finally iron out an agreement after now more than a week of fighting. in case you're wondering, some of the numbers associated with this too. 130 palestinians, militants, and civilians have been killed in gaza. gaza militants have fir
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. this is what i love to do. >> reporter: in places like wisconsin, california, and florida, shoppers have already started camping out. some already planning to eat thanksgiving dinner in line. >> thanksgiving, mom comes out with the plates and stuff and we've got everything that you have on a normal thanksgiving table. >> reporter: these early birds are ready to pounce on door-busting deals. from $78 flat screen tvs at walmart and $100 cameras at target which are going to match amazon. >> electronics are going to be huge again. the ipad mini, everybody wants. the ipod 5. for kids a leappad2, like an ipad for kids. >> george, to give you an idea how excited they are thursday night. the first 200 shoppers will be give a $30 gift bag for holiday shopping. what every they want to do about it. but stocking stuffers. >> already lining up. thank you, bianna. >>> and now switching gears to the growing mystery on the gulf coast. there's a serial killer on the loose after -- going after dolphins. it's getting a lot of people on edge right now. and abc's john schriffen has the story. >> reporter: th
grabbed headlines this week. florida senator marco rubio, a practicing catholic, tried to walk the line between science and faith-based creationism when asked how old the planet is. here's what he told "gq" magazine. i'm not a scientist, i don't think i'm qualified to answer a question like that. at the end of the today, i think there are multiple theories out there on how the universe was created and i think this is a country where people should have the opportunity to teach them all. i think parents should be able to teach their kids what their faith says, what science says, whether the earth was created in seven days or seven actual eras, i'm not sure we'll ever be able to answer that. it's one of the great mysteries. famed television scientist bill nye joins me now from los angeles. good morning. so you, like other scientists, say that we know how old the earth is and that the topic is not even up for debate. but every so often a politician makes headlines either denying science or casting some doubt here. so tell us, as far as you know, how old is the earth and how do you know it?
to buy tickets for the biggest jackpot ever is in full swing, including georgia and florida, the first two states to allow hopefuls to buy online. now imagine it, you just won the $425 million. you've never felt better in your life, right? wrong. >> butterflies in your stomach wouldn't even begin to describe how your stomach feels. so your ability for memory, decision making, rationale thinking is kind of on the decline. some people say even i.q. can drop, sometimes as much as 20%. >> reporter: experts say the first thing to do, turn the ticket over and find out how long you have to claim the dough. next, get a safe deposit box, put the ticket inside where it can't be lost or stolen. get a new cell phone number and put the home phone on voice mail. then hire professionals who specialize in financial windfalls. >> even if you say, money won't change me, i like my life, it will. >> reporter: not always for the better. the jackpot club is littered with casualties. too many to list. jack whitaker, the winner of what was, in 2002, the largest payout in history, saw his life consumed by hard
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